Ominous News about the Every Student Succeeds Act

When I posted about the Every Student Succeed Act, I was somewhat skeptical, but I followed what the Wall Street Journal reported, calling it “a baby step in the right direction.” I assumed Lamar Alexander was being somewhat accurate. “We have an opportunity today to vote to reverse the trend toward a national school board,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health and Education Committee and chief architect of the bill, along with Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.). Read more […]

Skeptical Of ObamaU: Janet Napolitano Starts Making More Sense As She Moves Closer To The Private Sector

I realize that the University of California system is hardly a part of the private sector, but it is still closer to it than the Department of Homeland Security is. Janet Napolitano has taken the presidency of the University of California and I think it is helping her see the real world a little bit more clearly than she could before. From the Washington Post: Janet Napolitano, who was President Obama’s Homeland Security secretary before being named president of the University of California Read more […]

Arne Duncan Apologizes For Trashing “White Suburban Moms” In Order To Push Common Core

I guess Obama has set the precedent. The Education Secretary has apologized for his racial, gender disparagements in the service of Common Core. According to CNN, Proving once again that any controversy will be intensified — if not illuminated — by random references to race, class, and gender, Education Secretary Arne Duncan has ignited a storm of protest by noting opposition from “white suburban moms” to one of his prized educational initiatives. In a meeting with state education chiefs Friday, Read more […]